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A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains


Published May 30, 2008


Librivox recording of A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains by Isabella L. Bird.
Read by Laura Caldwell.

Isabella Bird began travelling while in her early twenties to help alleviate illness that had plagued her since childhood. She was a single woman in her early forties when she made her treck through the Rocky Mountains. A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains details this fascinating account of her travels through a series of letters written to her sister, Henrietta. These letters are filled with beautiful, vivid descriptions of the scenery, the people she encountered, the way of life, and a mountain man named Jim Nugent, that was as rough as they come, but a complete gentleman with Ms. Bird. She has the distinction of being the first woman to become a member of the Royal Geographical Society in 1892. (Summary by Laura Caldwell)

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Run time 7:56:30

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Reviewer: Kentworth - - August 4, 2010
Subject: Marvelous reading!
This is such an enjoyable listen from beginning to end. How utterly interesting to obtain a somewhat different perspective on the settling of a wilderness area with it's harshness and cruelty.

Brilliantly read with perfect clarity. I shall now need to see what other books Ms. Caldwell has contributed!

I recommend this to anyone and everyone. Both the material and the narrator receive my kudos.
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